Enya


Day 5. Your favorite musical artist’s life story.

Enya
Enya was born Eithne Patricia Ni Bhraonain (anglicized Enya Patricia Brennan) in Country Donegal, Ireland in 1961. She studied classical music at college and privately. After college she joined her siblings in 1980 in their band Ciannad. She felt restricted musically, and in 1982 formed a partnership with Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan. Her first commission was The Frog Prince from Sir David Puttnam. In 1986 the partners wrote the score for the BBC production of The Celts. In 1988, Watermark propelled her to international prominence. The partners also wrote Aniron and May It Be for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, for which they were nominated for Golden Globes and an Academy Award. She has won four Grammy Awards and the Ivor Novella for International Achievement. She has received an honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Galway and a Doctor of Letters from the University of Ulster. She is Ireland’s best selling solo musician and second-largest artist after the band U2. She sings in 10 different languages.

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I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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